Paternalism

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Department
Philosophy
Course
PHIL 164
Professor
Heidi Buetow
Semester
Fall

Description
Paternalism Nonmaleficence – do not harm Beneficence – act in such a way that the person benefits Autonomy – honor the person’s right to elf-determination to formulate and follow a life plan of her own making Justice – distribute goods and services in a way that is fair Want to come up with the best balance Issue of paternalism - provides us with an especially clear case of a conflict between the principles Autonomy and beneficience cause conflict. When is it ever morally permissible to override a person’s actions to fulfill what is right. Can a doctor confine and treat a mentally ill patient (who is intent on harming himself) against his will? Should a doctor refrain from giving a Jeho
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